This week has been one of those weeks where I feel like I just haven’t stopped. Busy work days have blurred into busy evenings ferrying both my children to their clubs, classes and training each night. Normally we split the responsibilities but with my other half struck down with man flu I’ve had to step up. I’m ready for the weekend now, that’s for sure. I better get a lie in on Saturday! In amongst the busy times I’ve had some lovely moments.
So lets go onto those wonderful little things from this week, grab a cuppa (or a glass, depending on the time of day..!) and have a read.
Now that my eldest has finished all the Harry Potter series with her dad she was keen to find a book that we could enjoy together. After watching the film and then the Christmas television adaptation of Little Women together it seemed to the perfect idea for me to read the actual book to her. We’ve got the Puffin in Bloom edition which is simply beautiful.
I was gifted this book and as a fan of typography I found it’s premise really intriguing. Each animal is created with the use of traditional typefaces, numerals and punctuation marks.
For the backstory of the book, as compiled by Andy Bainbridge a Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design, there is a rather magical tale that brings it to life. After renovating a farmhouse that had been in the family for generations Andy discovered ancestral belongs of his Great Great Grandfather Reverend Jackson Whitehead. The Reverend had been a chaplain on board various ships in the 1880s and created the fantastical creatures he came across on his travels. The Reverend himself bares a rather uncanny resemblance to his great great grandson.. and whether the stories of this book are what they seem is left to the imagination of the reader.
Typographical Specimens is available to buy here
Dunkirk has been on my ‘to watch’ list ever since it hit the cinemas but it’s only recently that I’ve had the chance to watch it. Oh my, it didn’t disappoint. I found it to be an incredibly moving film, I cannot even begin to imagine the horror and desperation those men felt on that beach. Of course I cried towards the end when you saw all the tiny boats travelling towards the shore, if you’ve seen the film you’ll know the moment I mean.
Last Friday my youngest girl celebrated her seventh birthday and she was just as giddy and excited as I expected. Nothing beats the joy on children’s faces on their birthdays! She’s got her birthday treat on Saturday, a trip to our local Clip N Climb centre with a couple of friends and then out for tea.
I finally made the announcement that I was shutting my store, Little and Fierce, this week. You can read all about my reasons behind it here, Why I’m Shutting Up Shop.
This afternoon I’m attempting to make a rainbow cake for my youngest daughter’s birthday tea with friends. I made one for her first birthday and found it to be such a faff that I swore I’d never make one again. Sadly E’s obsession with rainbows coupled with the fact that she doesn’t remember the first cake, she is insistent in having one this year. Wish me luck… and a whole lot of patience!
A brand new bag
It’s a bit of a running joke in our house, my obsession with bags. I’ve got far more than I’d like to admit, and that’s with regular clear outs too! This is my most recent addition, the Mi-Pac Gold Weekender, that I can chuck everything in when I’m out and about. Including my laptop! It’s nothing fancy but it’s been a huge help already.
I’ve been trying to get myself out of the habit of just listening to the same bands, so I popped on the Dirty Rock Spotify playlist in the hope of finding some new bands similar to Royal Blood to listen to. It’s been a fantastic playlist and I’ve discovered loads of new bands through it, including this one, Highly Suspect.
We’re got a busy weekend ahead of us what with E’s party as well as a mini family shoot with Robyn and not to mention my husbands birthday and our twelfth (!!) wedding anniversary! I came across this quote on Pinterest, and think it’s pretty apt really…
Have a fantastic weekend!
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Morgana is a social media coach for small businesses and entrepreneurs, specialising in Instagram and Pinterest. Based in the North West of the UK, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She particularly enjoys a Netflix binge watch and cannot function without black coffee and dark chocolate digestives.